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Nov 3, 2012 11:00am EDT
decided we would drive back to the bridegroom's house, they lived in one of the outskirts of el paso. they had one bed, parents lived in the bed, two of the children lived in the bed and the newlywed couple was going to share the bed with the parents. there were no bathroom facilities. you went to the back of the house and used the space behind the house and the restroom. when you grow up in that kind of poverty you look for any escape you can. you would willingly bag a drug dealer to come to your house and offer you money so you can buy clothes and shoes and live a nicer life. we would think many years later the situation would be better but with the current drug war it is much worse. i can relate to the problems down there with drug trafficking because i was in a similar situation. >> hipolito, you became one of the nation's most decorated officers and rose in the ranks from border patrol agent to a key post in homeland security. wondering if you could talk about how you became involved with the border patrol and the motivation you have at the time. >> good morning to everyone. i w
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 2:00am EST
's house to drop off some gifts and they lived in one of the collodion is on the outskirts of el paso. they had one bad. the parents lived in the bad, two of the children lived in the bad and not the newlywed couple who's going to share the bed with the parents. there was no bathroom facilities. he simply went out to the back of the house and used the space behind the house, the dirt to use the restroom. and when you grow up in that kind of poverty, you tend to look for any escape you can. you would willingly beg that a drug dealer would come to your house and offer you money so that you can isolate close of the bison shoes, with a nicer life. we would think that many years later the situation would be better, but with the current drug war is much, much worse in mexico. so i can sort of relate to the problems of the chart traffic and because i was in seventh situation. >> you became one of the nation's most decorated ins officers and rows in the ring through a border patrol agent to a key post in homeland security. i am wondering if you could talk to us a little bit about how you beca
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
of the house and 100 members of the senate plus three el toro votes for the district. and promises of reform or a constitutional amendment to do away with the electoral college have always met with serious resistance, especially from states and politicians who benefit from the system and attempt to amend the constitution and abolish the electoral college, replacing it with direct election of the president was killed in the senate in 1979, but the issue rears its head every four years when people look around and wonder why america needs this antiquated contraption. and, unfortunately, i was looking in here for the name of the book. two people have no ask you. what about posting that on your website? >> if you don't mind my looking i can look in -- i think i have my book right here. perhaps i can come up with it. i believe it is called, how democratic is the american constitution? the author is a yale scholar, and i think, you know, i am under tv lights for too long. my brain is not coming up as something of a measly much better producing. >> host: okay. we are almost out of time anyway. if i
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 10:00pm EST
the battle of el alamein. what i know about that, i learned from the letters they wrote later before the five of them were in hospital. they had a lot of time to write letters. they didn't talk too much how they dealt with fear. more they talked about the -- how hard it was to start losing men. it seemed to be the thing that impressed them and was difficult. it was something i think they could share. my uncle talked once about looking forward to going another moment he knew they were going to be encountering the enemy and how he thought about it and he used this really mundane sort of metaphor. he referred to a swimming hole he liked to women, i think it was 20-foot and wants to jump and also not wanting to jump. that's about as close as -- i have jack's journal that he kept all the way through his time in north africa, but it became very tellgraphic when he actually got in to combat. it was slept the night in a cave, nothing but a restless sliver. little things like that. you know, fierce fire, very not a lot of introspection then, i don't think. is that helpful. >> yeah. >> good. i'm sorry.
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 7:30pm EST
universal decoration of human rights after world world war ii thanks in part to el mrs. roosevelt after her husband's death. today more than 70 countries recognize a right health or health care in their constitutions. virtually every industrialized nation have taken steps to implement the rights by establishing some type of universal health coverage for their citizens. with one major exception, anybody know? [inaudible] the united states of america. but it's not for lack of trying, after fdr's death president harry truman announced a national health insurance program that would have made it part of the social security act. the physicians of the american medical association attacked the plan and socialized medicine that might also sound familiar. and in the early cold war, the ama won that battle and truman's proposal was defeated. other presidents ?kding nixon and bill clinton tried to pass universal health care programs. but they failed due to entrenched and vigorous opposition not just the medical profession but also opposition from business and increasingly power insurance industry. heal
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 7:15am EST
a pleasure. keep up the good work. >> thank you. is nice to meet you. thank you, and thank you for coming. el low. hello. >> yawl crazy liberal, so my head might explode. kelly victory asked me to tell you hello. >> how do you know kelly? >> i work with a group that's appointed with in colorado. so you're here in d.c.? she's my favorite surgeon. >> i will let her know thank you very much. nice to meet you. >> really nice to meet you. >> [inaudible] no, stay on this side because you'll start a trend, it'll take too long. my handwriting is a little word because i was writing while smiling. was i blinking? >> i have no idea, i'll find out when i get home. >> hello. >> i have two, one for me and one for my aunt. [inaudible conversations] >> i'm sorry, did i spell that wrong? >> no, that's perfect. >> okay. >> okay. and then the other one's for nyna. thank you so much. >> thank you. thank you for coming. >> yeah. [laughter] >> okay, keep them moving here. >> hi. i think -- [inaudible] >> hello. >> my name's john. >> nice to meet you, john. that's a fine school. [inaudible] >> next few weeks, you k
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
, a stop on the way to his family's unimaginable destination, his own elite school dure ray doe -- el durado. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you. thongs -- thank you to the three authors, and we have time for two questions only. two questions only. thank you. >> hello. >> hi. >> well, thank you, that was really tremendously interesting. my question is you said something about see a lot of promise for the second term. i know none of us have a crystal ball, but seeing what you know, all three can speak to this, of the experience the last four years, what do we expect to see in the next four years, do you have any ideas? >> okay. [laughter] >> very quickly. i'm going to give an answer that sounds like it's old, but i think it's new, and that is, i think we -- many of us tend to forget that the health care act, which was enacted in the first term, will really be felt in the second term in so many ways, and i think that as that rolls out over the next two years, that that accomplishment, in and of itself, in the way it effects millions of people, much like as michael described th
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2012 10:00am EST
] >> and tell us your name. >> marilyn hemmeasuring el. >> keep the microphone. i have a follow-up question. you give the analogy of parents paying their kids or giving their kids rewards for studying, learning, getting good grades? did you, did you ever pay your children for getting good grades? >> never, but i didn't have to. [laughter] >> they did well -- >> i meant different families, different households. but in a house o hold where this isn't encouraged and the school is doing the encouraging because the parents haven't or the kids aren't exposed, this is the responsibility of the school is to educate. parents aren't helping it along, the school has to do heroic things. >> heroic things. >> yes, heroic things. >> and heroic things may include $50 for an a? >> no, you said $2 a book. [laughter] difference. let's be reasonable. >> things within the bounds of the economy. >> yes. [laughter] >> yes. >> hi. i'm a former teacher, many, many, many years ago, and i think that in this, um, suggestion shows a lack of willingness and expectations. i think what you're talking about when parents don't
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